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Sorry, Noob question: Why use proxies?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by whitehatguy, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. whitehatguy

    whitehatguy Newbie

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    everyone is talking about proxies. What are they used for and why?
    sorry this is such a noob question.
     
  2. ArthurDent42

    ArthurDent42 Newbie

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    To change your IP address so it looks like you are in another country, or just if your old IP address has been blocked for doing something too many times (posting to Craigslist etc.)
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Have a read of the methods on the forums mate, and I'm sure you'll soon realise why you might need proxies. If you want to scale up on methods they are needed to ensure you don't have all your eggs in one basket/1 IP
     
  4. drey2k

    drey2k Power Member

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    Can you guys explain the benefit of using paid proxies over free ones?
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Free are generally publicly shared so can be overused and often already blacklisted by sites such as CL. If you get some good private proxies then they may only be uses by a much smaller group of people (preferably just you)
     
  6. whitehatguy

    whitehatguy Newbie

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    I don't know what you're referring to. What "methods"? please point me to a link.
     
  7. Lukedell

    Lukedell Junior Member

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    Once you get the IP's how do you use them to change proxies?
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Mate - there are 100s of methods listed across the forum in loads of categories. If you've searched and still stuck, then ask.